The room was nice. The view was spectacular. I wouldn't classify this as a "resort" unless you come there for the tennis. It seems to be a great place for that. Thankfully we had a rental car. So many guests didn't realize all of the restaurants, entertainment and shops were miles away on Front Street. If you want something to eat after 10 pm you had better book something in Lahaina. We met several couples frustrated that they were "stuck" on the resort property when they were hungry/bored at night.
If you have a rental car, they try to rope you into valet parking by making the self parking horrible. The spaces are SO narrow you that've to let your passenger out before you park so you can be on the extreme right side of your space to give you enough room on the left for the driver to SQUEEZE out.
Each night we would return to the hotel about 8:30pm. We would have to park in a lot almost 300 yards away from the entrance. All that while their "valet lot" sits closest to the entrance and sits 1/2 to 2/3 EMPTY every night. How frustrating to have to look at that as you carry things for 300 yards. At check out I, I told the gentleman @ the desk "that although we enjoyed our room, the atrocious parking situation will force us to go to another resort on our next visit." No nearby late night food options was also a a significant factor in our decision to not return to this place. After my statement, the desk clerk replied, "Yeah, we get that complaint a lot." He went on to explain how he drives a larger vehicle... So he just takes two spaces. WHAT?
I can't believe the city/county/state (whoever sets those regulations in Maui) allows such narrow parking stalls. That could NEVER happen in most places on the mainland. They have ordinances/ standards for parking spaces. I guess that isn't the case there.
Not a bad place... Just not a good one.
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